Tag Archive | #Doctors

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – I’m Worried About Someone I Know

If someone you know is thinking of suicide, they can call 1-833-456-4566. If they require immediate care, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department. Most often, people experience suicidal thoughts when they have lost hope and feel helpless. They want their pain to end, and they may see no other way out.  It […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Shatter The Myths About #Suicide And Kids Of Color | Expert Opinion

#Doctors from the #AmericanPsychiatricAssociation say that #medicalprofessionals and researchers must rededicate themselves to ensuring that young #peopleofcolor receive #mentalhealthservices. #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to our younger generation of students and student-athletes. Getting men to speak up and reach out […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Our View: #MentalHealth: Military #Suicides Show Need For Action

A troubling 15 percent increase in #suicide among members of the military should be a clarion call for action and to immediately increase resources to discover #mentalhealthproblems and treat them. A report from the Pentagon released Thursday showed rates of #suicide growth from 20% in active duty Army to 35% in the National Guard. Navy […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Access To #MentalHealthCare Is Lacking In Washington’s #Rural Corners. Here’s How People Are Finding Help

By Hannah Furfaro #SeattleTimes staff reporter A few months after Kristina Rasmussen’s 7-year-old was diagnosed with #bipolardisorder, he experienced one of his worst manic episodes: The boy was inconsolable as he tore through the family home, hitting himself, knocking over furniture and breaking picture frames. Rasmussen counts the ways the health care system failed her son […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – What Are The Warning Signs Of #Depression In #College #Students?

By Ginger Abbot In 2018, more than 63% of #college #students reported experiencing overwhelming #anxiety during their enrollment and nearly 42% reported feeling so depressed that they had trouble functioning at some point during the last 12 months. Some of these #students may not have battled a #mentalhealthchallenge before attending #college and might not know how to deal with […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Suicide Rates Rise In #Japan Among #Women And #Youth As A Result Of The #Pandemic

According to government data, the number of suicides in August increased by 15.4 per cent to 1,854. Despite a lower rate, the number of women who commit #suicide has increased by about 40 per cent. The number of students, from elementary to high school, taking their own lives has more than doubled compared to the […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Doctors Die By #Suicide At Twice The Rate Of Everyone Else. Here’s What We Can Do.

By Marya J. Cohen One Monday about a year ago, I walked down the hall of our clinic to ask my colleague’s advice about a #patient. I often sought his guidance over the years. A grandfatherly figure, Elisha Atkins — we called him “Skip” — loved examining puzzling rashes, talking to #patients in their native language […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Understanding and Addressing #Physician #Suicide

The profession of medicine is an exacting and demanding occupation in the service of helping the physical and #mentalhealth of #patients at their most vulnerable and sick. Ironically, the #mentalhealth and well-being of #physicians themselves may be at risk. A recent report published by Medscape noted the alarmingly high rates of physician #suicide in this country, calling […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Data Shows Not Enough Attention Paid to #Suicide in #Black #Children

Written by Olivia Riggio In the last 10 years, suicides among #Black #children aged 5–11 have doubled, while the rate for #white #children of the same age has declined. The National CARES Mentoring Movement, a mentorship organization for #Black #children, and The #AssociationforBlackPsychologists released a report that outlines this crisis and most #physicians lack of awareness surrounding it. The […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealthProfessionals Seeing An Increase In People Considering #Suicide

#Mentalhealthcounselors say the effects of the #Coronavirus are far-reaching. That’s why it’s important to know what to do if you or someone you know is struggling with #depression or suicidal thoughts. And one phone call could potentially save a life. #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an […]